City Walls & Eptapyrgio

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A view from our room. If you look towards the back, in the center, you see what looks like a castle. I jokingly suggested we should walk up there and take a look, but that was a silly thing to joke about. Because my brother likes very long walks, and climbing, and sweating, and…exercising. Gross.
So he liked the idea and we started our very long journey.

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Along the way we noticed this cool looking cemetery, I think it’s Evangelistria cemetery.

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We spent a half an hour or so wandering around, taking pictures. EM liked the really old graves,

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I’m partial to the ones with pictures.

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I also liked this area that appears to be a graveyard for old headstones.

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This was nice, too, but I didn’t have any pictures to contribute. Maybe next time.

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This is the cemetery church.

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After we left the cemetery, we had lots of walking to do.

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Uphill walking. But when we got towards the top we were disappointed…

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we went the wrong way. Who would ever have thought to look at a map first???

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See that wall in the distance? We needed to be on the other side of that wall. We needed walk down a couple blocks and then, and back up again. Did I mention it was hot?

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We did find the path, though.

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Finally getting somewhere.

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We discovered these ruins in the park on our way up.

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I can’t find them on our map (yes, we did have a map the whole time, we just left it at the hotel), no idea what this is/was. But it was pretty cool. Then after walking uphill through the park, and up some stairs,

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I found this.

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Nothing fancy. We walked down the street past lots of restaurants with great views, and found…

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a huge wall. City Walls.

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So we were almost there…

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just had to keep going UP.

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Not quite there yet………….

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Made it!

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There people were smart and took the bus.

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Anyway, it was pretty neat in there.

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Great views from the top. The funny part is…

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this is what I was actually looking at when I said we should go up there. EM offered to keep going so we could see it, but I said I’d rather get some water and eat.

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Goodbye, Eptapyrgio!

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Couldn’t make it down without a quick stop, though.

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This is probably the nicest shrine I’ve found so far.

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I think all the others had icons hanging on the walls, but this one had them painted on all over.

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There was even a font.

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There were lots of places to eat nearby, but we wanted to go back to one of the restaurants with a great view. I’ll post it next.

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